Aelve Guide | Haskell

alpha version • don't post on Reddit yet • discuss the site






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An index of sections could be added as a left sidebar/column.


Indeed. (I was thinking about some floating ToC box.) Anyway, there's an issue about it on Github already and I'll definitely add it.

— Artyom

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What to do about the multitude of “edit” buttons?
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I constantly keep clicking on the wrong one (e.g. “edit category” when I want to edit category's description, or “edit item” when I want to edit item's summary). I guess this reflects my mental model of those (description doesn't get perceived as a standalone section, it's more like an attribute). Something has to be done about it.

Just removing item summary / category description edit buttons is an obvious solution, but it's harder to implement. Maybe I should do it anyway.

— Artyom


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Making bets: will anonymous editing work out?
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By “work out” I mean “not lead to some awful thing that will make me implement mandatory signing in, or at least history of edits like on Wikipedia”.

My prediction: it won't. (But worth trying anyway, and an interesting experiment.)

— Artyom


I think it's only a matter of time before a bot comes along and wrecks content, or someone otherwise acts maliciously. :( It's a niche subject so it may be a while. - Friel

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When should the site be posted to e.g. Reddit?
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I feel that before releasing the site I have to do these:

  • Write more content.

  • Get section editing working (otherwise editing notes will quickly become painful) – on the other hand, will a lot of people write long notes (like the ones I wrote for lens)? On the third hand, what if not making writing notes easy from the start would stop people from even considering that and AG will never have good notes? (On the fourth hand, that sounds slightly silly.)

  • Finish the switch to Moustache so that the codebase wouldn't be left hanging in a weird state and it'd be easier for people to contribute.

  • Lock some things (news, changelog) to only be editable by admin (i.e. me).

  • Fix obvious design bugs.

  • Add users (so that the database wouldn't be full of “anonymous user did X”) (and also so that filtering bad edits out would be easier). Anonymous editing probably can remain.

  • Make search better (e.g. add simple fulltext search).

  • Probably something else (e.g. from this list).

Now, there are two questions:

  1. How many of these do I actually need? They aren't really essential – none of them – and I could get the site released faster and have more contributors sooner.

  2. What if it's actually not enough? If the site will be bad when people see it, maybe it'll leave a bad first impression and getting users in the future would be harder.

— Artyom


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Is “I don't have a job” under the donation link offputting?
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I thought it could draw attention to the donation link a bit without actually looking like I'm fishing for donations, but maybe I was wrong and it's actually weird/offputting/something.

— Artyom


Yeah, it is. Good job on the site!


Okay, I removed it.

— Artyom

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